“Aging in Nature” discussion on Friday
A two-part series titled “Aging in Nature: A Key to Our Well-Being” will begin with a panel discussion on Friday, Oct. 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Bemis Hall. Information about how and why access to nature is beneficial for older adults will be discussed by practitioners who will speak from both research-based and personal experiences. Panelists are Sophie Wadsworth, executive director of The Nature Connection in Concord; John Calabria, a certified wellness educator who teaches mindfulness yoga and spirituality; and Ellie Horwitz, the former chief of information and education at Massachusetts Fisheries & Wildlife for 35 years and a certified wildlife biologist and tai chi instructor.
A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations. Light refreshments will be provided by Newbury Court and Deaconess Abundant Life Services, which is co-sponsoring the program along with the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, the Lincoln Council on Aging, and The Commons in Lincoln.
Part 2 of the program will consist of a series of “noticing” walks hosted by Calabria on three of Lincoln’s trails for adults who are 55+. Walks will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 10, 17, and 24. Selected trails will be rated easy, will have ample parking, and will be posted to the Land Trust’s website at lincolnconservation.org.
Program commemorates Gandhi legacy
The First Parish in Lincoln and the India Discovery Center will cosponsor a panel discussion commemorating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2–4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library.
Honoring Gandhi and his civic and spiritual legacy of civil disobedience will be panelists C. Gopinath, professor of business management at Suffolk University; Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, senior minister at the First Parish in Lincoln; and poet, educator and social activist Sajed Kamal. For more information, call Bijoy Misra at 781-259-0029.
Farnham replaces Buckland at next LOMA event
Karla Farnham will be the featured performer at the next LOMA (Lincoln Open-Mike Acoustic) on Monday, Oct. 16 from 7–10 p.m. in the Lincoln Public Library. Previously announced performer Eleanor Buckland had a last minute personal commitment.